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2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 08:19

Mmmmmmmmm! Cake 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 08:06

Well, I do like to sneak in.........

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 08:04

Nice gardens folks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:58

Hello forkers

Hottest day of the year for those in England but here in Cornwall it's cloudy, bright and warm but rain later. 

Sad about the hedgehog......but everything and everyone dies    Don't see him often but one does call here too

 

S O S Philadelphus - again!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:12

Nut...it's fantastic scent...

John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:06

I think the mpc with John innes is heavier.  Prob more useful in containers that might otherwise blow over.  

Currently I'm usIng a levington mpc claiming to hold 20% more moisture...?  Well, it feels a little more substantial but mpc generally is pretty awful now.

Used to mix sieved soil and mpc for containers and thought it pretty good and had less attacks of vine weevil 

For any permanent container plantIng I would always use John innes

S O S Philadelphus - again!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:59

Agreed.  Also trace the oldest wood back to the base.  Ths will remove new growth too on those branches,of course.  If you remove one or two old branches this way and then prune out flowered wood annually you will achieve a more compact size. ,

Incidentally, I intended to prune my mock orange this evening but it's raining.  Light, misty stuff though.  Mine too has been wonderful.    Saw a new dwarf variety recently.....lovely large flowers but no scent.  What???

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:47

Sounds a challenge woody but exciting.  The roses going? Am sure you will get it right   You asking for ideas?  I like santolinas very much in dry areas......the Towans behind me have them growing wild.  

There is a big sloping bank on the Towans filled with evening primroses and vipers bugloss.  Valerian too and others I simply do not know.....my knowledge of wild  plants alas is v poor......old mother  nature sometimes does a pretty good job 

 

hydrangea problem?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:33

No, don't feed it if it's growing in the garden now.  Leave it for a while 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:29

When you get to know your plants you water those that need waterIng well and skip those that will get by without it.

I too water as woody does.

Been very very warm today.  Cloudy now and rain due Tom pm ....lots of it apparently.

Cut grass, staked remainder of heleniums and dahlias, cut down some lupins,'planted Baptisia, and cut back astrantia that has been wonderfully floriferous ( flowered well too ) to leave a dome of green that allows the soon to flower rudbekias to be seen. Rudbekias have loved this season with lots of growth and flower buds. Will contrast  well with frikartii monch, salvia Amistad, salvia patens Cambridge blue and leucanthemum broadway lights soon and set off  a large actea Brunette.

Pruned senecio sunshine too....the only " grey " that I allow to flower 

So, been a busy boy today .....even got a large pasty in and a huge cream choc eclaire ( for its vitamin content 

 

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Rubbish mpc

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JUST FOR MIKE

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Drat........

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